Gender diversity as a corporate governance mechanism is high on the agenda for regulators, firms, and researchers. Particularly, gender board composition has received a great deal of attention in recent years. The theoretical foundations of the benefits associated with the inclusion of female directors on boards, how to measure gender diversity in the boardroom, and its real impact on board decisions and firm strategies remain hotly debated. Drawing on empirical data, this book summarises the current situation regarding gender board diversity and provides a concise overview of the most important concerns about this topic.
This will be a vital tool to guide the future debate on gender diversity and corporate governance for researchers and advanced students, as well as regulators, policy makers and board members.
Table of Contents
1. Women and Governance 2. Women in Business 3. Gender Board Diversity 4. Women's Contribution to Boards: A Theoretical Approach 5. Measures for Gender Board Diversity 6. The Effect of Board Gender Composition: Empirial Evidence 7. Concluding Remarks References
Francisco Bravo Urquiza is an Associate Professor at the Department of Accounting and Financial Economics in the University of Seville (Spain). He has a PhD in Business Administration. His research focuses on information disclosure, corporate governance, board of directors, and gender diversity. He also has participated of research in several projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.
Nuria Reguera-Alvarado is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Seville (Spain). She has a PhD in Business Administration. Her research focuses on corporate governance, earnings management, gender diversity and audit. She also has participated of research in several projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain.